If you get it, ask them for the GUI connection. All you then need to do is rightclick on it and choose connect. They'll even connect to your PC and set it up for you if you click Live Help over on the right hand side of the site.
Got a link to UKVPN? google seems to struggle. You could PM me the Xbox stuff if that's Ok..
As for setting up the xbox connection, I'll post it here in case it's useful for anyone else. The way I have to connect each time isn't perfect and takes around a minute, but once you're on, well, you're on...
This works for me every time, though whether it will work for you..? Can't see why not. I'm in Brussels and have a standard 'Belgacom' wireless router. I have high internet speed though - presume you do too.
1. Connect your cross-over cable from PC to xbox.
2. Start the VPN then switch on xbox. (Leave all xbox network settings as automatic).
3. Open Network and Sharing Centre - Change Adapter Settings. On the VPNUK adapter icon, right click and enable Internet Connection Sharing to the Local Area Connection. (or whatever the equivalent of doing this on a Mac is). Note: at this point, each time before I connect, I have to come here and switch sharing off and then back on again, for some reason.
4. Try and sign in to xbox Live. It will fail and ask you to test the connection. So, choose Test Connection. Choose Test PC Connection (3rd one down). It should then find your PC, so select that.
5. Then go back to the Home screen and log on to Live. You should be in business.
Steps 2-5 I have to do each time I connect (or each time I reboot my PC, anyway). After connection, I've looked at the IP/DNS settings on the xbox, tried to enter them manually etc so I don't have to do this each time, but nothing seems to work. I always have to switch ICS off and then on again, and also then it always seems to fail until you test the PC connection and reestablish it. This is the only way I've found of doing it that works without fail for me every time. But the process takes around a minute, so it's no big deal.
ps. even if your friend uses sky player, it's fine, as you're allowed two connections with it. My brother uses one for his iPad and I use the other for my xbox over here. All I need is his user name and password, which it then remembers anyway once you've logged in. You can also sub to Sky directly from the xbox now, but it's around £50 a month for the full package. So find a mate who already has it instead!
Edited by Greggywocky... at 15:38:30 14-07-2012